Anders Reldén

Partner, Stockholm

Biography

Elated clients say Anders Reldén contributes a “deep understanding of the industry-specific dimensions of complex legal matters” and “always gives hands-on advice, offering business-oriented solutions.”

“Anders Reldén is a very solid litigator, great in cross-examinations and presents the case in an excellent way.”
Chambers – Anders Reldén individually ranked Band 1/The Legal 500

Overview

Anders Reldén is an exceptional litigator whose practice covers Swedish and international commercial arbitration and litigation. His experience includes disputes in a wide range of areas and industries including oil & gas, construction, sale of goods, licensing, insurance and M&A.

Clients who benefit from Anders' insight and experience include Swedish and foreign corporations, including Sweden's three largest construction companies, and listed companies and state entities including the Swedish State and the State of Ukraine. Anders has served as both chairman and party-appointed arbitrator in ICC, SCC, UNCITRAL and ad hoc arbitrations in complex commercial disputes involving American, Chinese, Finnish, German, Greek, Norwegian, Russian, Swedish, and Ukrainian parties.

A number of publications, including Chambers and The Legal 500, cite Anders as a "top litigator", a leading individual and a leading practitioner in his field. He is one of seven international arbitration partners individually ranked in Chambers Global, and the Firm's particular strength in this area is reflected with a Band One International Arbitration ranking in Chambers Global, one of only two firms worldwide to be recognized in this highest category.

Anders is a regular contributor to professional publications, and is often asked to deliver speeches on various topics related to commercial dispute resolution, as well as regularly giving lectures on arbitration at Stockholm University Law School.

He is an active member of a number of respected professional associations, including the Swedish Society for Construction and Consulting Law, the Swedish Arbitration Association (of which he is a member of the executive committee), the ICDR Young & International, and the International Bar Association.

Prior to joining White & Case in 1999, Anders gained invaluable experience working within the Swedish court system, including four years with Svea Court of Appeal, the main Swedish court of appeal, and two years with a district court. Before that, he was an associate with a Swedish law firm.

Bars and Courts
Swedish Bar
Education
LLM
University of Cambridge
LLM
Juris kandidat
University of Uppsala
Languages
Swedish
English

Experience

Representation of one of Sweden's biggest construction companies in an ad hoc arbitration regarding claims under a contract for the construction of a sports arena. The matter involved complex construction issues with multiple experts and extensive project documentation.

Representation of a state-owned company in litigation in the Swedish courts over a dispute relating to the cancellation of an agreement for the administration of real estate.Representation ofd one of Sweden's largest construction companies in major commercial litigation proceedings against the Swedish Transport Administration concerning claims in relation to the collapse of a stretch of road under construction.

Representation of Sweden's largest construction companies in Swedish Supreme Court proceedings against a global insurance company regarding claims under a construction contract.

Representation of a case heard by the Supreme Court, Anders represented a Swedish municipality against substantial tort claims following a fire.

Representation of an Eastern European gas company in an international SCC arbitration regarding claims under inter alia a purchase agreement and a transit agreement.

Representation of a Swedish municipality in litigation in Swedish courts regarding claims under a construction contract.

Representation of a state-owned real estate company in arbitration proceedings over claims under a real estate sale and purchase agreement.

Representation of a major construction company in international arbitration proceedings under ICC rules regarding claims under a construction agreement for the construction of a hospital.

Publications

International Arbitration in Sweden. A Practitioner's Guide, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2013, (co-author)

Incorporation and Passivity – Entering into Arbitration Agreements under Swedish Law, Between East and West - Essays in Honour of Ulf Franke, JurisNet, 2010, (with Mattias Nilsson)

Should the Swedish Arbitration Act Be Internationalized?, Vänbok till Bertil Södermark, Swe, January 2009

Forum Shopping, Jurisdiction Disputes and Parallel Procedures; On Arbitration Agreements with Escapes – Especially in Construction Contracts, Juridisk Tidskrift, Swe, April 2008

Unfortunate Mistake or Anti-Arbitrational Policy? - A Commentary on the Jurisdiction of Swedish Courts in Arbitral Appeals, Juridisk Tidskrift, Swe, Issue 4, 2005-06

Awards and Recognition

"Thought Leader: Arbitration" 2021 Who's Who Legal

Practice head Anders Reldén is an 'outstanding litigator and negotiator'.
Legal 500 – Hall of Fame – Dispute Resolution, 2019 & 2020

Chambers Europe, Chambers Global and The Legal 500, 2011-2014
"[An] excellent counsel and arbitrator… extremely professional and a very pleasant guy to work with" "A well-established, hard-working lawyer who attracts great clients" "Methodical and very structured, he puts together strategy like a chess player" "Clever, service-minded and hands-on"

Leading Lawyer: Energy and Infrastructure – Disputes , IFLR 1000 2015